The monster eye marshmallows are not required, but they totally make me smile and kids love 'em! I got the idea from an adorable Better Homes and Gardens drink with meringue eye balls (marshmallows are much easier).
Keyword: pumpkin steamer, warm milk
Servings: 4large mugs
Chocolate Sprinkle Rim Ingredients
small bowl of chocolate chipsmelted
a couple handfuls of sprinkles
Marshmallow Eye Ingredients
4marshmallowstwo per mug
4eyeball candiestwo per mug
a few drops of something stickysweet and edible - honey, agave nectar, molasses, or anything like that will do
2strawsone per mug
Pumpkin Steamer Ingredients
6cupsmilkI prefer to splurge on whole milk to make a more decadent drink, but any will do.
Chill mugs in the freezer for a few minutes until they feel really cold.
Spread melted chocolate on a small plate or in a drink rimmer.
Pour some sprinkles onto another small plate.
Press rim of a chilled mug into chocolate, raise and let drip for a few seconds, then immediately dip into sprinkles to cover. If the mug isn't chilled first, the chocolate may start to drip down the sides of the mug.
Repeat for each mug.
Marshmallow Eye Instructions
Place a tiny dab of sticky, sweet stuff on the back of a candy eyeball. Then, stick eyeball in the center of a marshmallow. Repeat for each marshmallow.
Squish two marshmallow eyes together a little bit with your hands. Weave a straw into the bottom of one of the marshmallows, out, and then into the bottom of the second marshmallow. Give it a little shake to ensure that it holds (not that marshmallows falling into your drink is the worst fate).
Pumpkin Steamer Instructions
Blend all ingredients.
Transfer to a pot on medium heat and heat until the whole thing is a temperature you like.
Pour carefully into prepared mugs.
Serve with graham crackers for even more of a pumpkin pie experience.